Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday Roundup: TEXAS LITERARY CALENDAR May 14-20, 2018

Bookish goings-on in Texas for the week of May 14-20, 2018: 

Special Events:
Middle-Grade Intensive Lecture/Workshop, Austin, May 17-19

Books Alive! 9th Annual Children’s Book Celebration, Houston, May 19

Brazos Valley Book Festival, Bryan, May 19

5 Book Dive Presents: The Summer Reading Splash, Austin, May 19

Houston Book Show, May 19-20

Elena Gallego Rare Books Pop-up Shop, San Antonio, May 19-June 3

Ongoing Exhibits:
Austin Central Public Library, ALON SHAYA speaking & signing Shaya, 7PM

BookPeople, TAO LIN speaking & signing Trip, 7PM

King of Glory Lutheran Church, The Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters will speak on his 2017 book Stakes Is High: Race, Faith and Hope for America, 10AM

Denton South Branch Library, Professor's Corner: Dr. Guy Litton of Texas Woman’s University presents "The Hunger Games: The Young Adult Heroine in the Era of Dystopian Fiction," 7PM


Murder By the Book, Alex Segura will sign and discuss Blackout, 6:30PM

Deep Vellum Books, Brandon Hobson reading and signing Where the Dead Sit Talking, 7PM

Avant Garden, Write About Now Poetry Slam, 7:30PM

Murder By the Book, Michael Koryta will sign and discuss How It Happened, 6:30PM

Richmond Hall, The Watchful Eye: A WITS Student Reading, 7PM

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Jesmyn Ward reading and discussing Sing, Unburied, Sing, 7PM [ticketed event]

Thursday, May 17:
Blue Willow Bookshop, celebrate the launch of Katherine Center's new novel, HOW TO WALK AWAY, 7PM

Brazos Bookstore, Aja Gabel reading and signing THE ENSEMBLE, 7PM

The Heritage Society, Noon Lecture Series features Mitchel Roth discussing Convict Cowboys, 12PM

Holocaust Museum Houston, Public Lecture Series: "Receivers of Information: Building Empathy through Storytelling and Art," 6:30PM

Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative, Urban Reads: Michael Emerson discussing and signing Market Cities, People Cities: The Shape of Our Urban Future, 7PM

George W. Bush Childhood Home, Third Thursday Reading Program, 4:30PM

Ellen Noël Art Museum, Join Liz Sullivan, Random House Book Representative, for an evening of Book Buzz, 7PM

San Antonio
McNay Art Museum, Reading: Mi Querido/My Beloved with John Phillip Santos, paired with the photographs of Manuel Carrillo, 6:30PM

The Twig Book Shop, Jay Brandon reading and signing Against the Law, 5PM

Sugar Land
B&N - Preston/Royal, Christine Caine signs Unexpected: Leave Fear Behind, Move Forward in Faith, Embrace the Adventure, 7PM

Deep Vellum Books, an evening with John Moore, special correspondent for Getty Images, discussing and signing his new photography book, Undocumented, 7PM

Heroes Lounge, Dallas Poetry Slam featuring Christopher Michael, 8PM

El Paso
Neon Rose Bar, Eclectic: Art Under the Stars, 8PM

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Paula McLain reading and discussing LOVE AND RUIN (with Chris Cander), 7:30PM [ticketed event]

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, "The Slant" literary series with renowned poet, Episcopal priest, essayist, and Jungian analyst J. Pittman McGehee, D.D., 7PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Amy Chozick discussing and signing Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, 5PM

Saturday, May 19:
Interabang Books, David Margrave & Kim Wyly present WHEN FUR AND FEATHER GET TOGETHER, 1PM

Interabang Books, join Wesley Prep 4th Graders and The Sisterhood at Austin Street Center for the launch of the book they co-authored and illustrated, SHINE, 7PM

El Paso
B&N - Vanderbilt Square, Della Barbato signing Almost Della, 2PM

Brazos Bookstore, Jude Angelini discussing and signing HUMMINGBIRD, 7PM

Half Price Books - Clear Lake, Local Author Saturdays: Meet local Indie authors and pick up their latest release, while supplies last


Katy Budget Books, StoryCulture Launch Party: a short story contest with a focus on cultures other than our own for kids ages 6 - 17, as well as an art contest for the cover, 3PM

Murder By the Book, Julia Heaberlin will sign and discuss her novel, Paper Ghosts, 4:30PM

Port Neches
Fleur Fine Books, Rebecca Stark Nugent reading and signing If the Devil had a Wife, 3PM

San Antonio

The Twig Book Shop, Martha Singleton signing Multiple Choice: Finding the Best Answer for Your Child's Education, 11AM


The Foundry Club, Writing Workshops Dallas seminar: "Should I Self-Publish or Seek Traditional Publishing?" with Blake Atwood, 3PM

Half Price Books - The Mother Ship, local author Wayne Peterson will sell and sign his science fiction book, Canopy of Hope, and local author Tank Gunner will sell and sign his military fiction books, Prompts and Prompts, Too, 1PM

Montgomery Arts Theater, join Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo for a discussion of her books including Flora & Ulysses, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and her latest release in paperback, Raymie Nightingale, 2PM [ticketed event]

Williams Sonoma - Northpark, Gaby Dalkin discussing and signing What’s Gaby Cooking Everyday California, 1PM

Museum of South Texas History, Sunday Speaker Series: The Journal of Dewitt Clinton Thomas, 2PM

Moody Mansion, Judy Barrett discussing and signing When Good Gardens Go Bad: Earth-Friendly Solutions to Common Garden Problems, TBA

Pflugerville Public Library, Images of Modern America: Pflugerville book signing, 2PM

San Antonio
The Twig Book Shop, Thomas Smith signing The Old Army in the Big Bend of Texas, 12PM

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